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Genevieve D. Foster

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HAMMONTON, N.J. -- Genevieve D. Foster, 96, a former long-time resident of Safford Street, Bennington, Vt. and more recently of Hammonton, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 following a long illness.

Born in Passaic, N.J. on Feb. 22, 1907 she was the daughter of the late John and Angela (Biesiadecki) Wilk. She received her education in Passiac at the Lincoln School and Gera School. She attended Drake Business College and graduated from the Royal Academy of Beauty Culture in New York City.

Before moving to Cambridge, N.Y. in 1960 she was employed as a cosmetologist in various hotel beauty shops in New York City. She moved to Bennington in 1986.

She married Fred Foster in New York City on Aug. 7, 1930. He died Aug. 1, 1971. She later married Albert E. “Bud” Cottrell in Arlington, Vt. on March 5, 1979. Mr. Cottrell died May 10, 1988.

Survivors include six nieces, Anna Bechione of Mesa, Ariz., Vivian LaManna of Mesa, Ariz., Gwendolyn Lewis of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Dorothy Snyder of Clifton, N.J., Marion Gilmour of Clifton, N.J., and Yvonne Amitrano of Lodi, N.J.; a nephew, Anthony Votto of Point Pleasant, N.J.; great nieces, great nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by three brothers and two sisters, Anthony, Frank and Bruno Wilk and Bernice Votto and Sherry DeSerio.

At the request of Mrs. Foster there will be no calling hours and the services will be private.

Burial will take place in the family lot in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Cambridge, N.Y.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Foster may be made to the Bradford Hook and Ladder Co. of the Bennington Fire Department through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2003
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